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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBecker, Elaine (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorReesor, Lori Ann Guenther, 1967-
dc.identifier.citationReesor, Lori Ann Guenther. “Using Donor Research to Influence Stewardship Praxis in Mennonite Foundation of Canada's Constituency.” D. Min., Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 235-244en_US
dc.description.abstractHow and why do people donate money to their church and other charities? Donor research sheds light on the practice of discipleship, the strength of Christian community, and the bonds of unity among churches. In all, sixty-six respondents completed a survey on their giving behaviour and participated in focus groups. Donors belonged to the seven supporting conferences (denominations) in Mennonite Foundation of Canada's (MFC) constituency. The results underscore trust as a condition for giving, and highlight connection and shared values/vision as reasons for giving. These findings are corroborated by national studies of Canadian donors. Understanding how and why constituents donate their gifts will help MFC pursue its mission of promoting "faithful, joyful giving" and may serve as a template or comparison for research in other denominations and charities. MFC services a diverse constituency in terms of language, culture, politics and education; these results should be transferable to other Christian contexts. The research develops a theologically robust, integrated model of giving and posits why giving patterns are changing. This thesis provides a number of discussion points around stewardship including: gratitude, role of the pastor, tithing, and planning. This action research project seeks to both document and influence stewardship values and practices among Canadian Mennonites and beyond. It offers practical suggestions on how charities and congregations can be more intentional in nurturing generosity.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsMinistry Context – Theological Rationale – Social Science and Precedent Literature – Methodology – Findings – Conclusionsen_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 244 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in Tyndale University. Archivesen_US
dc.relation.hasversionPrint version, available in J. William Horsey Library, Tyndale University, BV 772 .R43 2014en_US
dc.rightsCopyright, Lori Ann Guenther Reesor, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian stewardshipen_US
dc.subject.lcshMennonite Foundationen_US
dc.subject.lcshFund raisingen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleUsing Donor Research to Influence Stewardship Praxis in Mennonite Foundation of Canada's Constituencyen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBecker, Elaine (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChapman, Mark D. (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBramer, Paul D. G. (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.identifier.callnumberBV 772 .R43 2014en_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordChristian stewardshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordMennonite Foundationen_US
dc.subject.keywordFund raisingen_US
dc.description.noteThis is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale University College & Seminaryen_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US of Ministry (D. Min.)en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (D. Min.)—Tyndale University College & Seminary, 2014en_US

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